This is the fourth release by the Swingtet led by Spanish tenor player Enric Peidro, with a well-known musician in the band..
Live At Jazzazza
Release date: November 14, 2019
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About The Album
This new album was recorded live over two nights (February 7 & 8/ 2019) in Jazzazza Jazz Club, a well-known Jazz venue in Murcia (Spain) and captures the Swingtet in a live setting showing all the energy this band is capable to deliver in his performances, together with his usual elegant, classy approach: Two qualities that have made this band very popular among swing and mainstream fans as well as lindy hop and balboa dancers all over Europe.
Usually a sextet, the Swingtet was enhanced into an eight piece band for this recording, with the addition of New York- based guitar player and big band leader Glenn Crytzer (who was touring Spain with Peidro’s band at the time of the recording) as well as alto player Simon Taylor.
In the liner notes of the CD, one of the most renowned jazz critics in Spain (Mario Benso) points out the sax player’s compromise on making real, authentic mainstream/swing music always trying to be creative and imaginative, avoiding a mere imitation of the great musicians of the past he admires:
Live At Jazzazza collects the exceptional work of a handful of musicians, with great talent wich are capable of insufflating truthfulness to everything they play. And, until someone proves otherwise, that’s what jazz is about, more than any stylistic discussion or debate: about determining your own truth in what you play. Nothing more and nothing less.Mario Benso/Live at Jazzazza liner notes
Enric Peidro – Tenor sax
Paul Evans – Trumpet
Simon Taylor – Alto sax
Pedro Ortuño – Trombone
Glenn Crytzer – Guitar
Richard Busiakiewicz – Piano
Andrés Lizón – Bass
Simone Zaniol – Drums
Recorded live Feb 7/8 2019 at Jazzazza Jazz Club, Murcia, Spain